Monday, 5 March 2018

One of a kind Mums

Good morning I hope that you survived the weekend with the Beast? Goodness me that was a few days that I hope I don't have to repeat this year. Our snow melted away yesterday and that cruel, cold East wind has vanished.

Mother's day is this Sunday (11th March) in the UK and I have tried to made lots of different styles of my handmade cards for selling at Dotty's Tea house in Carshalton.  I have made clean and simple (CAS) ones, vintage, cute and some of my Visible Image "Face It" cards.

 Today is my Monday dose of Visible Image design team inspiration and I am am sharing 2 versions of the Face it cards I designed.
Last week I shared 2 colour ways of a Mother's day card where I used the top line of the Mother definition stamp to make these 2 butterfly cards shown below. You can find this post here if you missed it. These 2 butterfly cards below are the ones I showed last week.

This week I decided to use my fab Face it stamp
with the stencil/mask

 I also decided that rather than just using the top line ,as I did last week, that I would use the whole Mother definition.
I also chose some words from the Aries, Cancer and Pisces Zodiac sets from the Written in the stars collection
I white embossed them on to black card and cut them out.

I made 2 versions of my Mother Face It cards, one with the eyes shut and one with the eyes open.
First up is the eyes open card. I used picked raspberry, wilted violet and fossilized amber distress oxides for both backgrounds. I used Distress Glaze to protect her eyes. I blended the inks and then added a little spritz of water before drying.
I masked off all but the "Mother" part of the definition and stamped in red ink first. I then stamped the rest of the definition in black. I added some definition to her face using the stencil and chose the words "caring" and "gentle". You could make other versions: different word choices make the card really personal to the recipient.
I coloured the lips and added glossy accents to the lips for some glamour.

and these words.

For the eyes shut version I used exactly the same background process but the thing I love about using inks is that no background, even using the same colours, ever comes out the same. Every single one is unique and one of a kind, just like our own Mums.

Here is a close up of her,
 her words
and here they are side by side.
I would like to enter my Mother cards into the following challenges;

Alphabet challenge 2/3 Y for your choice
Crafty Catz 2/3 anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 2/3 anything goes
Card mania 2/3  embossing, all my stamping has been heat embossed.
Crafty sentiments 3/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Cute card Thursday 2/3 anything goes
Allsorts 1/3 ladies only

You can check out Visible Image via these links;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

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I hope the weather is more kind this week to everyone. Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest followers, it's so lovely to see you joining me here at Jane's Journal on my creative blogging journey.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Fabulous creations Jane.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.
    Happy Women's Day;-))m

  2. Your Face It cards are amazing, Jane, so unusual. TFS the photos of your beautiful butterfly cards too, I missed your original post. I'm sure your unique cards will sell well at Dotty's Tea House. xx

  3. this looks fantastic!

    xoxo silvi

  4. Wonderful cards, love the colours and Mother definition stamp with the added little sentiments too
    Hugs Kaz xx

  5. Super cards and gorgeous backgrounds, I like the eyes open card best, lovely sentiment too.
    Thank you for joining our 'Ladies Only' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Fabulous creations, the one with closed eyes is my favourite. Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

  7. Two more beautiful cards Jane! :)
    We're just back from a couple of days away, lovely to see all the snow washed away!!
    Enjoy your week my friend,
    V x

  8. These make great Mother's Day cards, Jane - love the definition sentiment! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. awesoem cards! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  10. BRILLIANT thanks for sharing at Crafty catz this week and good luck in the prize draw


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